Abernathy, Jimmy Edd


Rank: Specialist 5

Unit: Headquarters & Headquarters Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 71M – Chaplain Assistant

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Army Commendation Medal with Valor Device, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Start of tour: 31-May-1968

Note: Chaplains Assistant

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 20-Mar-1947

Hometown: Sherrills Ford, North Carolina

Next of Kin: Married to Emma V. Abernathy

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Incident date: 2-Feb-1969

Date of casualty: 2-Feb-1969

Age at death: 21

Cause of death: Hostile, Died. Unknown. Misadventure. Individual died from wound received while on a military mission when mistaken for hostile force and hit by friendly fire.

Location of fatality: Binh Duong, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Rehobeth United Methodist Church Cemetery, Terrell, North Carolina, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 33W 035 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)